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House OKs economic stimulus plan

January 28th, 2009 . by TexasFred

House OKs economic stimulus plan

WASHINGTON - In a swift victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House approved a historically huge $819 billion stimulus bill Wednesday night with spending increases and tax cuts at the heart of the young administration’s plan to revive a badly ailing economy.

The vote was 244-188, with Republicans unanimous in opposition despite Obama’s pleas for bipartisan support. Eleven Democrats voted against the measure, while no Republicans supported it.

“We don’t have a moment to spare,” Obama declared at the White House as congressional allies hastened to do his bidding in the face of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

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House OKs economic stimulus plan

So, the Republicans stood together. My Congressman, Mr. Sam Johnson, has always voted the RIGHT way, Mr. Sam is one guy I don’t worry about. He is going to vote for what’s RIGHT for America and I have never disagreed with one of his votes to date! It’s about time that ALL the Republican congressmen stuck together, I wish it had been like that back when we had a Republican controlled Congress!

Roll call vote
All Republicans voted against President Barack Obama’s spending plan. Of the Democrats, 11 voted against the measure. Among them: Allen Boyd, D-Fla., Bobby Bright, D-Ala., Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., Brad Ellsworth, D-Ind., Parker Griffith, D-Ala., Paul Kanjorski, D-Penn., Frank M. Kratovil, D-Md., Walt Minnick, D-Idaho, John E. Peterson, D-Penn., Heath Shuler, D-N.C., and Gene Taylor, D-Miss.

And it appears that not ALL of the Democrats in Congress are as convinced in the Obamanation as *The Obama* would like for them to be. I honestly don’t know how ANY self-respecting congressman could vote FOR this debacle. Uh, wait. I did it again. Rhetoric. Self-respecting, voted FOR this I’m gonna get rich off of this bill thing, I have been answering my own questions and reassuring my own doubts far too often lately.

Folks, if your Congressman is on this list, show them some love, write them a nice email, snail mail, whatever, let them know how much you appreciate their vote against this stimulus BS. If your Congressman isn’t on that list, let them hear from you too, blast em all to hell and back. These guys live and breathe for feedback, and if they KNOW that the constituency isn’t happy, next time, maybe, just maybe, they’ll actually listen to us.

Now we must hammer the Senate. And that could be a hell of a battle. Both of my Senators have proven themselves to be socialists, they BOTH voted FOR the 1st bailout bill. They BOTH claim to be Republican and Conservative, I don’t believe a word of it, but I will be sending another message to MY Senators, telling them to vote NO. We’ll see how that goes.

If you don’t know how to contact your Senators or Congressman, see the sidebar of this blog, right under the Donations Widget is a handy little tool that gives you full access to those people, and all you have to know is your own Zip Code. How easy can I make it on you??

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5 Responses to “House OKs economic stimulus plan”

  1. comment number 1 by: Doc Roy

    Fred…I’m very proud of our Republicans up there in the fog of Obamaland. They may be in a minority but they’re standing tall and fighting. The Anointed One is throwing a coctail party in the White house tonight—a celebration for spending us into penury. Grrrr.

  2. comment number 2 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    Quite frankly I am enlightened and disappointed, both at once. I am pleased with the unity of the Republicans on this major, major issue. At the same time, as you point out — where, you BASTARDS, was your unity when WE had the POWER?


  3. comment number 3 by: Hyunchback

    I wrote to Thank Lamar Smith for opposing this Obamanation.

  4. comment number 4 by: Patrick Sperry

    Having moved to Wyoming I have little to complain about as far as my representatives go. All three of them know that if they screw up, they will be looking for a job. Still, I sent a thank you note to my Congressmen, and another to my Senators about that Clinton retread that is about to become AG.

  5. comment number 5 by: CavMom

    The Government went hog wild on this stimulus BS. I was reading thru the Bill, (have not made it all the way thru all 647 pages yet) and I shook my head in dismay. Most of the money is NOT going to stimulate the economy. It is going to special interest projects.
    For example on page 147: Not less than $335,000,000 FOR STD education and prevention programs. While I appreciate the government’s attempt to control STDs. I do not see this as stimulating our economy.
    How about $400 million for global-warming research and another $2.4 billion for carbon-capture demonstration projects.
    From the Opinion Journal Widget: “Another “stimulus” secret is that some $252 billion is for income-transfer payments — that is, not investments that arguably help everyone, but cash or benefits to individuals for doing nothing at all. There’s $81 billion for Medicaid, $36 billion for expanded unemployment benefits, $20 billion for food stamps, and $83 billion for the earned income credit for people who don’t pay income tax. While some of that may be justified to help poorer Americans ride out the recession, they aren’t job creators.”
    And this money is coming from where? Our elected officials in Washington have failed the American people yet again.